Newton's Second Law:
where ΣF is the sum of forces, m is the mass, and a is the acceleration.
Newton's second law states: sum of forces = mass × acceleration. If a known force was applied to an object with a known mass, how would you predict that object's acceleration?
A) acceleration = mass × sum of forces
B) acceleration = mass / sum of forces
C) acceleration = sum of forces / mass
D) Newton's second law is irrelevant for solving this problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws concept. You can view video lessons to learn Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws. Or if you need more Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws practice, you can also practice Intro to Forces + Newton's Laws practice problems.